Solomon Systech Sponsors WWF Ocean’s 10 Campaign
To raise public awareness of environmental protection
(Hong Kong – 17 January 2006) – Solomon Systech (International) Limited (“Solomon Systech” or the “Group”, SEHK: 2878) a leading flat panel display IC company announced that it has taken up major sponsorship of the WWF “Ocean’s 10” campaign, which aims to raise public awareness of the diversity of Hong Kong’s marine life and habitat. The campaign’s new website and a Bus Design Competition, as part of this 3-years campaign, is officially launched today by WWF and Solomon Systech.
“Ocean’s 10” was launched by WWF last June to provide interactive education programs based on 10 selected marine species found in Hong Kong waters. This education campaign is designed to enhance public awareness of Hong Kong’s marine conservation issues, such as environmental degradation, unsustainable harvesting and pollution.
Solomon Systech has always been a good corporate citizen showing great concern to environmental protection. The Group gives continuous priority to caring about the community, as well as maintaining a sense of social and environmental responsibility. Solomon Systech has ensured that all of its products fully comply with the European Union’s Restriction on Hazardous Substances Directive (“RoHS”) in order to protect the environment.
At the launch ceremony today, Mr. Humphrey Leung, Managing Director of Solomon Systech, said, “As a socially responsible corporation, Solomon Systech is dedicated to a “Green” environment. We have been working with WWF on environmental protection initiatives since the ‘Ghostnet Clearing’ activities last October to remove from our seabed tonnes of abandoned fishnets that pose serious threats to marine life. We strongly support the intentions of WWF and are very pleased to be the campaign’s major sponsor. We believe environmental protection requires effort from every individual and we should start educating future generations when they are young. We sincerely hope that the message of environmental protection will spread to everyone in the community, that Hong Kong can be made a better place to live in.”
The bus design competition is open to primary and secondary schools and public groups. The theme of the competition is “Ocean’s 10 and Marine Conservation” and participants are suggested to use the elements of Ocean’s 10, underwater wildlife of Hong Kong, marine habitats and marine conservation in design the “Ocean’s 10” bus.
The “Ocean’s 10” marine species are Brain Coral, Chinese Bahaba, the Chinese White Dolphin, the Green Turtle, the Hong Kong Grouper, Horseshoe Crab, Mudskipper, Sea Grass, the Purple Sea Urchin and the Yellow Croaker. Information of the Ocean’s 10 and the selected species’ own unique story about the biology, fun facts, threats and conservation status can be found on the newly launched Ocean’s 10 website at www.wwf.org.hk/oceans10.
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